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..If you go down in the woods today you better not go alone
It's lovely down in the woods today but safer to stay at home ...
Our morning walks are done nearly completely in the dark these days. It's especially spooky as we start out because just past the entrance to Cal State is where the kit fox live...and wait.
Although we don't feed them we know people must because they come running when they see us coming. They come to check to see if we brought them breakfast.
Sometimes we just see their eyes shinning off in the distance
but usually they lurk nearby, behind the trees in the shadows, sniffing the air, waiting for us to throw some morsel their way.
There are a couple that have gotten a bit aggressive toward one another, snapping and chasing the smaller ones off, growling as the go.
Scary stuff. (I've started carrying my whistle - just in case they get too close).
As we walk down the sidewalk some follow us for awhile before turning back for the safety of their dens.
Exercise is definitely not for sissies!
I wanted to share my walking partners recent lab reports. I'm so proud of her! (I know she won't mind because we both feel that just as we were encouraged to start walking a year ago by a Facebook friend - by sharing, it might inspire someone else to start an exercise program. We also believe that you're never too old or too decrepit to start - we're living proof)!
Not only has she lost nearly twenty pounds and countless inches, but her bone density and muscle mass has improved, her bad cholesterol and blood sugars have gone down and her blood pressure was perfect. Her doctor told her she wished all of her patients would take such good care of themselves! My friend said she feels like she has turned back the clock and actually feels younger! Isn't that awesome?
For us the secret to keeping with the program is having one another. I know I'd better show up every morning because I know she'll be there, waiting in the parking lot for me, rain, shine, dark, hot or cold. Although I've been tempted a time or two to hit the snooze button when the alarm goes off at 4:00am I know I'd better get up and lace up my walking shoes.
Along that road to better health I got an expected bonus:
I found a wonderful friend.
And because nothing goes on in this house without the scrutiny of The Cat...
Moments after I snapped these two pictures of Lucy checking out my photo shoot, she climbed to the top of the white background paneling and hung there until the whole thing came crashing down on top of her with a loud BANG.
I haven't seen her since! =)
Encourage one another,
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